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Hello everyone!

Due to my difficult life situation, I have to take extreme measures. Almost exactly a year ago I was fired (well,  the case is much more complicated and most likely the NDA still forbids me to talk about it) and was unemployed. I decided to take advantage of the suddenly freed-up time to finish my studies at the university, besides, I was paid unemployment benefits for a while. Now I got my new diploma and still can not find a permanent job. I have a historical education, but I worked and still work as a freelancer in the game development industry. Unfortunately, freelance is barely paying for my food and it’s not permanent.

My two projects, upon which I pinned my hopes, are now faltering due to the need to financially invest in them myself, as well as the lack of advertising. However, the second one still has good potential.

As a hobbyist, I’m interested in military history, various unusual technical projects, and recently the period of the First World War. I like to share knowledge, articles and just interesting images on such topics, I believe that they should be distributed as freely as possible. My first blog was started in Russian, so therefore, I created this blog, which you are now reading, especially for the English-speaking audience and my foreign friends.

If you like this blog and what I do, you can donate any amount of money via PayPal. I will be very grateful to you for your support and this will help to find and spread more interesting materials.


My name is Maxim Krylov, I live in Russia and have a master’s degree in history. I have long been fascinated by military history, specifically weapons and technology. In the course of my research, I have found a lot of interesting and unusual things. I and my small team of like-minded people are very passionate about military history and we decided to make this blog to share interesting findings with others.

So far, this blog is dedicated to the Great War and the interwar period. I do not pretend to have a high level of presentation, or a professorial degree of knowledge (hence the title «Armchair history»), but I will adhere to a commitment to make quality content. In the future, the subject of the blog can be expanded, new authors could also be added in the future.

I have a personal blog in Livejournal, where I first make my entries in Russian. This blog contains the same entries for an English-speaking audience, so there will be a small time gap due to the need for time to translate new entries.

I wish you pleasant reading, please be polite in comments. This blog prohibits any form of discrimination.

Our current team:
* Maxim Krylov (me);
* Connor Douglas aka Mindtraveller;
* Ki McKenzie aka ComradeCrimson.